Football transfer rumours and news: Friday, June 22

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Liverpool, Tottenham, West Ham and Sunderland all make the headlines today

New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants to beat Norwich, Sunderland and Reading to Osasuna’s £8m-rated Senegal striker Ibrahima Balde, 23 – the Sun

Porto striker Hulk, 25, has told Paris St-Germain he would like to join Chelsea, for a fee reportedly in the region of £38m – talkSPORT

Reading’s capture of Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak on a free transfer is close to being done, according to the club’s director of football Nick Hammond – Sky Sports

Wolves have snapped up former West Ham United forward Frank Nouble on a free transfer and handed him a two-year contract – Sky Sports

Liverpool are interested in signing striker Fabio Borini, 21, who scored 10 goals in 26 games for Italian side Roma to make Italy’s Euro 2012 squad. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers worked with him at Chelsea and signed him on loan from the Blues after becoming Swansea boss – Daily Mirror

Real Madrid are prepared to pay Tottenham £30m for Luka Modric, 26, after coach Jose Mourinho told the club to press ahead with an offer – Daily Mail

Porto could be set to lose another player after the agent of Manchester United target James Rodriguez, 20, claimed his client’s situation at the club was ‘complex’ – talkSPORT

Turkish side Fenerbahce will offer Everton £1.5m for Joseph Yobo after the Nigerian defender, 31, spent the past two seasons on loan with the Istanbul club – the Sun

West Ham are interested in £4m-rated striker Yannick Sagbo from French side Evian. The Ivory Coast international, 24, was originally a January target for Sam Allardyce, who has also made an offer for Norwich’s Grant Holt and a loan move for Inter Milan’s Dutch forward Luc Castaignos, 19 – Daily Mail

Southampton could make Steve Davis, 27, their highest-paid player if they can get the Rangers midfielder for a cut-price £2m. Sweden midfielder Anders Svensson, 35, who left St Mary’s in 2005, also wants to return to the club – the Sun